As the most worthwhile fair for sellers and buyers all over the world, the China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, is held in Guangzhou every spring and autumn. It is a comprehensive international trade event with the longest history, the largest scale, the most complete variety of commodities, the largest number of buyers from the widest distribution of countries and regions, the best transaction effect and reputation with the total export volume of 1412.6 billion dollars.

The detailed information about every phase and recommended hotels for Canton Fair will be given in this topic and you can find the reason why you must come for it, how to prepare and apply for it and how to find best suppliers and get best deal at it here.

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Canton Fair

Every session of Canton Fair is held in three phases with a different range of products. Below, we will introduce the exact date of each phase and the categories of products on display, so that you can obtain practical information to save time and effort of choosing the suitable time for you to come to Guangzhou, China to attend Canton Fair according to your own needs.


Phase 1

Date: April/Oct. 15-19
Product Categories

Electronics & Electrical Appliances, Lighting Equipment, Vehicles, Machinery, Hardware & Tools, Building Materials, Chemical Products, Energy Resources, International Pavilion

Phase 2

Date: April/Oct. 23-27
Product Categories

Consumer Goods, Kitchenware & Tableware, Household Items, Pet Products & Food; Gifts, Clocks, Watches & Optical Instruments, Toys, Festival Products; Home Decorations


Phase 3

Date: May 1-5, Oct.31 – Nov.4
Product Categories

Textiles & Garments, Shoes, Office Supplies, Recreation Products and Cases & Bags, Medicines, Medical Devices and Health Products, Food, International Pavilion

Canton Fair FAQs

Canton Fair is held in Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong Province. The location of Canton Fair Complex is at No. 380, Yuejiang Zhong Road, Haizhu District.

If you are a buyer, you can register for Canton Fair online through Buyer E-service Tool and it is totally free. If you are a exhibitor, you can apply for a booth at Easy-Exhibitor System, and the price of booth is about $1500-$2700 according to the product categories and location. For further details, you can refer to blog: 5 Steps Tell you How to Apply for Attending the Canton Fair.

Most products in Yiwu International Trade City are for wholesale and not available for retail, because sellers only put samples in their stores. However, in District 4 and District 5 of Yiwu International Trade City, there you can find a tourist shopping center and a lot of retailing shops.

Yiwu International Trade City Market is near the center of Yiwu City and about 12km away from Yiwu Train Station and Yiwu Airport. It is located in Chouzhou North Road.

From Yiwu Train Station, you can take bus No.801, 802 and 808 to the Yiwu International Trade City or take a taxi directly. From Yiwu Airport, you can take bus No.102 to the Yiwu International Trade City Market or take a taxi.

Since the market’s first opening in 1982, Yiwu has since developed into the place to go in China, and in fact anywhere for sourcing the largest variety of wholesale products from nearly every category, and is known to be home to the largest wholesale market in the world! Yiwu draws more than 160,000 visitors a day, including more than 2,000 from overseas. The product’s quality in Yiwu’s markets have a world-renowned reputation and these products sourced from this city can be found in almost every large to small retail chain around the world from major retailers like Wal-Mart, to almost any small to mid-sized retail or online store found in every part of the globe. There is a great chance that you have some products in your home that originated from the suppliers in these markets. The prices and quality of goods here provide any business a competitive advantage that will increase profits and provide the largest selection of products for your businesses stock. Upon your arrival in Yiwu, you will see that buying here is much like selecting products from a shopping mall or retail outlet. In the International Trading City, you can find the most current and hot products on the market today, and with each visit, you will find something new.
The market is open 8 Hours a Day (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM), 7 Days a Week, 365 Days a Year.
It is like a year-long tradeshow.
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In general, about 50 percent of suppliers in Yiwu International Trade city are traders and the situation is different depending on products categories. So many suppliers are factories and sell products produced by themselves, such as underwear, sock, accessories and other products of Yiwu traditional industry.

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